Kangaroo makes a break for it down Route 96 in Trumansburg

As Darlynne Overbaugh was driving home from work Monday, she thought she saw a deer in the corner of her eye by Route 96 in Trumansburg.

“I said, ‘Oh no, it’s a deer,’ because those live in our area,” Overbaugh said. “But it wasn’t.”

Not quite.

The animal she saw is more typically spotted in Australia than Trumansburg: a kangaroo.

The manager of an educational exhibit for Eudora Farms, a mobile petting zoo based out of Salley, S.C., was walking Rocky the red kangaroo on a leash before it got away. After a chase, the manager was able to regain control of the kangaroo.

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